Liberty University Quick Facts

Summary

Liberty University is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation, the largest university in Virginia, and the largest Christian university in the world. Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. 

Motto

"Knowledge Aflame"

Location

Lynchburg, Virginia

Founded

1971

Campus

  • More than 7,000 acres
  • Over 5.8 million sq. feet of building space
  • 314 buildings and structures
  • 215 classrooms

Enrollment

  • Residential enrollment: over 14,500
  • Online enrollment: over 95,000
  • Total enrollment exceeds 110,000
  • Military Students: 27,000
  • ?International Students: Over 900

Academic Programs

  • Over 522 unique programs of study (some available both resident and online)
    • 349 resident programs
      • 208 undergraduate
      • 138 graduate
      •  3 doctoral
    • 247 online programs
      • 77 undergraduate
      • 147 graduate
      • 3 post master's
      • 20 doctoral
  • 16 colleges and schools including:
    • Liberty University School of Law
    • Liberty University School of Divinity
    • Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Student Profile

  • Residential: 48% Male, 52% Female
  • Online: 39% Male, 61% Female
  • Combined: 41% Male, 59% Female
  • 59.1% of resident students live on campus; 40.9% commute
  • The student body represents all 50 states (and Washington, D.C.), 90 countries (online), and 80 countries (residentially)
  • Resident students volunteer more than 300,000 hours each year in the community and on campus

Faculty Profile

  • Student/Professor Ratio
    • 24:1 Resident Undergraduate
    • 8:1 Resident Graduate
    • 17:1 Online
    • 19:1 Combined
  • Over 2,500 full and part-time faculty
  • Faculty and staff provide 126,132 hours of volunteer labor per year to charitable organizations (based on 2014 Economic Impact Study)

Athletics

  • 20 NCAA Division I athletic programs
  • 35 Club Sports teams
  • Six NCAA Division I individual national championships
  • Over 100 teams with NCAA championships appearances
  • 20 teams with fully funded scholarships
  • 7 Big South football championships
  • 140+ NCAA Division I conference titles
  • 11 Sasser Cup wins in the last 18 years
  • Total of over 550 student-athletes 

Tuition/Room & Board/Fees

  • $29,500 approximate annual undergraduate resident cost including tuition, mandatory fees, and housing (can be as high as $31,500 depending on the housing chosen)
  • 95% of Liberty students receive some form of financial aid 



 

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